Because net play and (net) poaching are so important in POP Tennis doubles play, it is essential, in almost all instances, that you hit your returns-of-serve with topspin. This is the case because returns hit with topspin dip at your opponents’ feet. This forces your opponent into the difficult position of “hitting or vollying up” on the ball to get it over the net. As a result, your topsin doubles returns may well give your team the opportunity to make an offensive volley or (net) poach — if your partner is at the net; or, hit a more offensive groundstroke, if you and/or your partner are both on the baseline.

Conversely, if you “slice” your return-of-serve, oftentimes, the ball rises as it goes across the net. This allows the opposing team’s net player to volley down on the ball and make an offensive shot against you. Additionally, because a sliced return generally travels across the net at a slower rate of speed than one hit with topspin, the opposing net players have more time to cut across the net and poach or pick-off the sliced return and make an offensive volley.

You want to hit your POP Tennis doubles returns with topspin for a myriad of compelling reasons. All-time Tennis great, Rod Laver, may have well said it best, as he succinctly and emphatically counseled, “Winners hit with topspin!”


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POP Tennis is growing and quickly spreading across the world. To provide more information to the growing team of players of all ages, we are reconstructing and adding to

Some of the improvements and additions that you will see in the coming months will include the following;

Membership Opportunities: POP Tennis will make it easy to join the movement and be part of the cool social sport.

POP Ambassadors: Get involved and receive information on how to spread the word and sport of POP Tennis. We need leaders in the sport and want you to be one of them.

Clubs, Tournaments, Play Dates & Leagues: As more clubs sign up, you will easily be able to find a place to play, be social and have fun.

POP Tennis Newsletter: Stay updated and read about other POP enthusiasts.

Equipment: Information on where and how to purchase your favorite POP racquets, green dot low compression balls and cool POP swag.

We know you are excited to learn more and get back on the court so we will leave some introductions and announcements to the near future.

In the meantime, if you are interested in reading the history of Classic POP Tennis, videos, news links and other cool stuff continue on our current website.

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